Vol. 159 No. #23
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More Stories from the June 9, 2001 issue

  1. Health & Medicine

    Malaria prevention works in Tanzania

    Giving infants intermittent doses of antimalarial drugs during their first year prevents serious illness in most cases and doesn't leave them susceptible to harsh disease in their second year.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Angiostatin testing in people begins

    Angiostatin, a drug that cured cancer in mice, appears safe to use in preliminary tests on people with cancer.

  3. Health & Medicine

    New guidelines would cut cholesterol

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has developed new guidelines for physicians that could triple the number of people taking cholesterol-lowering medication.

  4. Flush-pursuers fake out fleeing prey

    Birds that advertise their presence to potential prey may improve their chances of catching a meal.

  5. Cardinal girls learn faster than boys

    A female cardinal learns about as many songs as a male but in one-third the time.

  6. Astronomy

    Survey Probes Cosmos from Near to Far

    Early reports from the most mammoth sky surveys ever conducted are yielding a trove of findings, including the two most distant quasars known in the universe, new knowledge about the large-scale clumping of galaxies, and more evidence about the size and distribution of asteroids in our solar system.

  7. Endangered condors lay first eggs in wild

    A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist has spied a trio of California condors, released to the wild from captive-breeding programs sometime over the past 6 years, attending a pair of eggs.

  8. Health & Medicine

    Genetically altered cells ease hemophilia

    A gene therapy using skin cells that are genetically modified to make clotting proteins, multiplied in a lab, and reinjected into a person eases some bleeding in patients with severe hemophilia.

  9. Earth

    Geologists take magnetic view through ice

    A new map of the magnetic anomalies in Antarctica and the seafloor surrounding the continent is giving researchers a fresh tool to use in analyzing geologic features that lie hidden beneath thousands of feet of ice or storm-tossed seas.

  10. Health & Medicine

    Enzyme defends germ against stomach acid

    The newly solved structure of a Helicobacter pylori acid-fighting enzyme has scientists divided about how the enzyme works.

  11. Catfish can track fish wakes in the dark

    Infrared photography has revealed that catfish can stalk their prey by following wakes underwater.

  12. Health & Medicine

    Immune attack on self halts nerve damage

    T cells primed for autoimmune behavior may actually preserve nerves after a damaging blow.

  13. Astronomy

    Nine Planets, or Eight?

    Astronomers probe Pluto's place in the solar system.

  14. Paleontology

    Beyond Bones

    The forensic analysis of trace fossils such as footprints, nests, burrows, and even coprolites—fossilized feces—reveal subtle clues about ancient species, their behavior, and their environment.

  15. Physics

    Pitching Science

    A new computer model of baseball pitching helps give pitching robots humanlike abilities and may have enabled engineers to solve a half-century-old puzzle of baseball science.